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Roasted maple or flamed maple necks - which do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Pearlvibeguitars, May 16, 2018.

  1. Pearlvibeguitars

    Pearlvibeguitars TDPRI Member

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    Flamed maple anyone? 1aaa.JPG
    Or roasted
     
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  2. Pearlvibeguitars

    Pearlvibeguitars TDPRI Member

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  3. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    Those are really gorgeous! I think I prefer the flamed in darker finishes, like the one on the left. But they're all beautiful!
     

  4. PingGuo

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    I don't think they're mutually exclusive.

    One can have a roasted maple neck, a flamed maple neck, or a roasted & flamed maple neck.

    personally I like roasted birds eye.

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    and roasted flamed maple:

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  8. JD0x0

    JD0x0 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Roasted. For performance reasons.

    Typically the flamed necks are a little less stable than a plain hard maple. Roasted is more stable than plain hard maple. I go for the option with maximum stability..
     
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  9. scooteraz

    scooteraz Tele-Afflicted

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    I love my roasted maple necks. OTOH, it is hard to deny the beauty of a good flame maple....

    Eye candy or stability? Hmmmmmm
     
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  10. rogb

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    I have 2 piece flamed which is very stable, down to the glue strength holding it together and I have 1 piece flamed which is not so stable.

    I would like 2 piece roasted birdseye for a changeo_O
     

  11. srvbluezz

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    Are roasted necks as stable as quarter sawn?
     

  12. Jsil13

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    I love the looks of flamed maple. I also love the feel of my unfinished roasted maple neck that I sanded up to 2000 grit. The next logical step would be roasted flame maple.
     
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  13. JD0x0

    JD0x0 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I believe more so, if I'm not mistaken. Quartersawn has better stability/strength against string tension, but apparently trades off some stability to 'twisting' compared to flatsawn. Roasted should be more stable all around, twisting, string tension, and less susceptible to humidity/climate changes.

    Oh, and then there's also the fact you can get roasted quarter sawn. I believe warmoth will do this if you specify, for a reasonable upcharge
     
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  14. Pearlvibeguitars

    Pearlvibeguitars TDPRI Member

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    Very tasty.What pickguard do you have?Wanna See an abalone pickguard?
     

  15. PingGuo

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    neither are mine unfortunately.

    I have a variety of fun guitars but none of them have necks that look like that.

    The closest I get is the light birds eye on my kiesel vader jb:

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  16. Bob Arbogast

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    Plain roasted for me. I don't like flames or birdseyes, just the odd fleck here and there. That goes for necks, bodies, tops.
     
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  17. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Flame for me. They take a while longer to get settled in, but once they do they are gorgeous.
     

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  19. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    They aren't mutually exclusive but I am not a fan of flames so plain roasted for me.
     
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